Town of Hillsville, VA
Carroll County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Hillsville 8-26-1987 (Ch. 18 of the 1978 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parades — See Ch. 101.
Streets and sidewalks — See Ch. 136.
Vehicles and traffic — See Ch. 157.
Inoperable vehicles — See Ch. 160.
Licensing of vehicles — See Ch. 163.

§ 104-1 Nonmetered parking zones.

Nonmetered parking zones may be established and designated by the Town Council and shall be clearly and appropriately marked. Any time-limited parking zone so designated shall be in force from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and shall not be in force on Sundays, Election Day, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Any person exceeding the parking zone limitations shall be in violation of this chapter. Each subsequent offense on the same day and in the same space shall constitute a separate offense and may be punished according to the provisions of this chapter.

§ 104-2 Flow of vehicles; parking lots.

[Amended 11-11-1996]
A. 
The Town Council shall regulate the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic, the parking of vehicles and the establishment of speed limits and controls upon all parking lots, shopping areas or other areas accommodating 50 or more vehicles as defined in § 46.2-1219, Code of Virginia.
B. 
No vehicle shall be parked on such lots, except within designated markings or other identification on such lots and/or areas.

§ 104-3 Prohibited parking areas.

[Amended 11-11-1996]
No person shall park a vehicle, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a police officer or traffic-control device, in any of the following places:
A. 
On a sidewalk.
B. 
In front of a public or private driveway.
C. 
Within an intersection.
D. 
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
E. 
On a crosswalk.
F. 
On the roadway side of any vehicle parked at the edge or curb of a street.
G. 
At any place where official signs prohibit parking.
H. 
In a safety zone or fire lane.
I. 
Against a yellow curb.
J. 
In a handicapped space.

§ 104-4 Handicapped parking areas.

[Amended 11-11-1996]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for a vehicle not displaying disabled parking license plates, an organizational removable windshield placard, a permanent removable windshield placard or a temporary removable windshield placard issued under § 46.2-731, Code of Virginia, or DV disabled parking license plates issued under Subsection B of § 46.2-739, Code of Virginia, to be parked in a parking space reserved for persons with disabilities that limit or impair their ability to walk.
B. 
Summons or parking ticket. A summons or parking ticket for the offense may be issued by law enforcement officers and other uniformed personnel employed by the Town to enforce parking regulations without the necessity of a warrant's being obtained by the owner of the private parking area.
C. 
Violations and penalties. The penalty for violation of this article shall not exceed that prescribed for a Class 3 misdemeanor, notwithstanding any other provision of law.
[Amended 5-22-2000]

§ 104-5 Loading and unloading zones.

Loading and unloading parking zones shall be used only by delivery vehicles parked for that purpose.

§ 104-6 Parking within spaces.

It shall be unlawful for any person to park any vehicle across any line or marking designating a parking space or to park in any way that such vehicle shall not be wholly within a parking space as designated by such lines or markings.

§ 104-7 Illegally parked vehicles.

A. 
Each police officer charged with the duty of enforcing this chapter may place on any vehicle parked illegally under the provisions of this chapter a notice to the owner or driver thereof that such vehicle has been parked in violation of this chapter and instruct such owner or driver when and where to report with reference to such violation.
B. 
Fees for violation notices shall be set by the Town Council and shall be as follows unless and until changed by the Town Council.[1]
[Amended 6-13-2006[2]]
Type of Violation
Fine
Overtime nonmetered
$10
Parking in prohibited zone
$10
Parking on yellow curb
$10
Parking over lines
$10
Double parking
$10
Parking loading zone
$10
Parking 15 feet from fire hydrant
$10
Handicap zone
$100
Fire lane
$10
Other
$10
[1]
Editor's Note: Original Sec. 18-8, Penalty, which immediately followed this section, was deleted 11-11-1996.
[2]
Editor's Note: This legislation provided an effective dtae of 7-1-2006.